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Inverness Cliffs sells for $40.5 million
A large Birmingham apartment community has been sold. Forum Real Estate Group, a Denver-based operator of apartment communities nationwide purchased Inverness Cliffs from Covenant Capital Group for $40.5 million. The deal closed on Friday, according to a release by the purchasing company. Forum will begin a $1 million renovation project to the apartment community's common areas. Located on Valleydale Road, just off U.S. 280, Inverness Cliffs boasts 400 apartment homes, 43 buildings...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:44:00 PM


Bham bankers talk growth strategies
How do banks with a presence in the Birmingham metro area plan to grow? The Birmingham Business Journal asked several local bankers about their financial institutions’ growth strategies. Here's what they said: Steve Whatley, chairman, president and CEO of Southern States Bank - the 37th largest bank by deposits in the area: “We have looked at potential acquisitions and have not found one that fits us or is ready to have a change of ownership. I believe that there are a lot of banks in...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:37:00 PM
Birmingham pizzeria makes list of 101 Best Pizzas in America
Despite the popularity of barbecue in Alabama, one Birmingham-based eatery made its way onto a list of a different kind. Bottega Café in Birmingham was recently ranked in the 101 Best Pizzas in America for 2014 by The Daily Meal, a website devoted to the culinary arts. More than 700 pizzas were sampled by 78 experts to compile the list, according to the website. Bottega ranked No. 100 on the list of 101, according to the rankings, and earned its place because of the ownership that made...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 2:55:00 PM
Alabama credit unions increase lending in 2Q
Alabama’s credit unions reported 7.1 percent growth in total loans at the end of the second quarter, according to data compiled by the National Credit Union Administration. Federally insured credit unions headquartered in the state posted $8.2 million in outstanding loans as of June 30, compared to $7.6 million in the same period the previous year. The 118 credit unions saw year-over-year increases in all - except one - loan categories: New auto loans grew 2.2 percent to $679.1 milli...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 2:22:00 PM
Meet the FastTrack 30: How State Traditions put itself on the map
In this week's edition, we unveiled our FastTrack 30 list of Birmingham's fastest-growing companies. Throughout the week, we'll be introducing readers to a few of the firms on the list through short Q&As with their executives. You can see the full list here. Today, we're looking at State Traditions, which sells state-inspired apparel and accessories. Here are a few insights from State Traditions' Keith Brown and John McElrath about the company and its growth strategy. Subscribers can ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 1:45:00 PM
Parking under Interstate 20/59 bridge ends on Tuesday
Parking in downtown Birmingham will now be short 750 spaces after the Alabama Department of Transportation officially closed the large swath of spots under the Interstate 20/59 downtown bridge. The closure was announced in June amidst safety concerns from ALDOT, according to a report from AL.com. The date for closure was set for Sept. 2. The spaces are now closed and many drivers have had to scout out other locations around downtown, the report said. As we previously reported, the ci...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 1:36:00 PM
Five tips on getting motivated for work after a holiday weekend
Getting motivated following a long holiday weekend can be difficult—if not disheartening. After three days of lounging, sunning or whatever you choose to do with your time, it will be important to not continue your vacation at the office. Since one day of productivity has been lost due to a holiday, it is crucial to take advantage of the following day’s opportunities, while not ruining your short week on the first day. Below is a list of helpful tips that can help you shake the holiday w...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:07:00 PM
Whole Dog Market to open in Homewood
A new pet retail store is coming to Homewood. Whole Dog Market will open at the end of this month, according to owner William Finney, who is bringing the Atlanta-based business to the Birmingham area. The 1,500-square-foot retailer will be at 2937 18 th Street S. in Homewood. Bill Clements with Retail Specialists represented Whole Dog Market in the lease. Finney, a recent MBA graduate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham said this week the store will focus on dogs but will ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 11:26:00 AM
Laclede Group finalizes purchase of Alagasco
The Laclede Group has completed its purchase of Birmingham's Alagasco from Energen Corp. The $1.6 billion acquisition of the utility by St. Louis-based Laclede was announced in April. The deal includes about $250 million in long-term debt and $1.35 billion in cash. Laclede executives have previously said there would be little change to Alagasco's current employment structure in Birmingham. The utility has about 1,000 employees in Birmingham. “We welcome Alagasco's employees to the La...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:41:00 AM
Westmoreland on Samford's growth (Video)
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Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:13:00 AM
What are Alabamians buying on eBay?
Alabamians—like those in every other state—are dedicated online shoppers, but what sets the state apart from others in terms of the items purchased? In a recently released graphic from eBay, each state was mapped in accordance with what items were purchased the most by the population of each state. In Alabama, which is a major tail-gaiting destination, camping supplies were the items bought the most on eBay. As Alabama shoppers plan their next tailgating or outdoor excursion, shoppers in...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:11:00 AM
Long-term unemployment on the mend, but still room to improve
The national economy seems to be on the upswing, with 10 million jobs added over the last 53 months. Total job gains in the U.S. have exceeded 200,000 for each of the last six months, which is the first time since 1997, according to a release from the White House on Monday. The unemployment rate has fallen as a result, dropping 1.1 percent from the same point last year, the release said. Long-term unemployment has also been cut by more than half from 4.4 percent in April 2010 to 2.0 perc...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:10:00 AM
Proposed Alabama amendment will take on gun ownership
A proposed amendment to the Alabama constitution could make gun-ownership a fundamental right for state citizens. This follows similar measures in two different states, according to a report from the Associated Press, who said that residents in Alabama will vote on the issue in the November general election. The amendment is sponsored by Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, according to the report. Jones cited possible overreaching or eroding gun laws as the rational behind pushing the measure...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:10:00 AM
Labor Day: Websites, apps and hotlines to make travel easier
Many states have road condition information available by phone and via smartphone apps. As the Labor Day holiday and college football season kick off, the region's roadways will be under added pressure  during the next few days as travelers head to their destinations. If traveling by car, as AAA estimates 30 million people will do this weekend, many states provide road conditions and travel information by dialing 511. Many st...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Friday, August 29, 2014 1:02:07 PM
Chicken Salad Chick launches cancer foundation
Auburn's Chicken Salad Chick is growing fast. Already two locations have been leased for the Birmingham area, with at least three more to come in the coming months. This week, the fast-casual chain announced a new venture, one that is near and dear to the restaurant's owners and one they hope will make a difference. Chicken Salad Chick has launched the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation, a partnership with the American Cancer Society, dedicated to finding a cure for cancer and helping tho...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:13:00 AM
Uber could be coming to Tuscaloosa and Auburn
The Uber saga in Alabama continues. Tuscaloosa and Auburn are listed among 24 cities recently added to the company's footprint, according to Uber. However Vincent Brown, associate director of Tuscaloosa's Department of Revenue, has said he hasn't heard anything from Uber about coming to Tuscaloosa. "They have not contacted us about operating here. If they do come here, they will have to comply with our regulations just like every other transportation service," Brown said. City off...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:08:00 AM
Riverside Refractories invests $2.9M for Pell City expansion
Riverside Refractories is expanding its Pell City operations. The St. Clair County company is spending $2.9 million to install a new processing line and expand its production capabilities - the latest in a string of expansions for companies in the fast growing county. “We are always excited to see our existing companies expand and grow,” said Tommy Bowers, chairman of the St. Clair Economic Development Council in a release. “Riverside Refractories has been in Pell City for many years, an...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:47:00 AM
UAB to lead $19M study on hypertension during pregnancy
The grants keep rolling in for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. So far in August, UAB has received more than $18 million in research grants to be used over varying amounts of time, but its most recent funding will double that total. The National Institutes of Health awarded an R01 grant totaling $19.3 million to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Biostatistics at UAB to conduct a study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy. UAB will launch the Chr...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:13:00 AM
Are We on the Brink of Another Economic Crisis? (Video)
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Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:09:00 AM
Birmingham ranked as one of the state's most dangerous cities
A recent report ranked the safest and most dangerous cities in Alabama based on population, violent crimes and property crimes. Safe Choice Security News, a security blog, compiled the information from FBI data and ordered the cities based on how safe, or dangerous, the city may be in relation to the variables listed. Suburban Birmingham dominated the list, with suburbs on both sides of the spectrum. Helena topped the list of safest cities, with a population of 17,000 and 0.64 violent ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:24:00 AM
Free-standing ER center begins construction in Hoover
One affiliate of the UAB Health System will break ground on a new free-standing emergency department in Hoover that could change the way emergency patients are handled in the area. Medical West, who is part of the UAB Health System, plans to build a $13.5 million facility at the southwest corner of Interstate 459 and John Hawkins Parkway, according to a report from Al.com. The new facility will function as a Level 3 trauma center, the report said. This will equivalent to other hospitals...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:24:00 AM
Proceeds from food campaign to benefit Children's of Alabama
One statewide campaign aims to promote the food and flavors of Alabama, while raising money to benefit a well-known cause. The Buy Alabama’s Best campaign, which began on Wednesday, will continue through September with some of the proceeds from purchased Alabama food products going to benefit Children’s of Alabama, according to a report from Al.com. The report said participating companies include Blue Bell Ice Cream, Moore’s Marinade and Milo’s Tea, among others. “Alabama food product...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:21:00 AM
Regions chief administrative officer to retire
Regions Financial Corp.’s Chief Administrative Officer David B. Edmonds will step down next week, and the company said it doesn’t plan to fill the position. Edmonds, who has been with the Birmingham banking giant for 20 years, will retire, effective Sept. 2, but will remain with Regions at least through March to assist with the transition of his responsibilities to other executives, the bank said. The 61-year-old executive joined the company as human resources director in 1994 and was na...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:18:00 PM
Full Moon BBQ expanding to Auburn
Auburn is getting a Full Moon Bar-B-Que. The Birmingham-based restaurant announced this week that its 11 th location will be in Tiger Town and will open during the winter of 2015. Owner/operators Scott Maluff and Ken Maluff have broken ground on the restaurant that will be a quick-service dining experience that will offer catering services for 10 to 10,000 people. “The Auburn/Opelika area has long awaited Full Moon BBQ as have we,” said David Maluff, co-owner of Full Moon. “Sharing ou...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:22:00 PM
Report: Mercedes to make name changes to Alabama-made vehicles
Mercedes Benz will be changing the name of some of its vehicles in 2015, a move that will impact some vehicles produced in Alabama's Vance facility. Al.com is reporting the M-Class sports utility vehicle produced in Tuscaloosa will be changed to the GLE-Class. The report cites an article from the publication Car and Driver as the source for the information. The changes could not be independently confirmed by the news outlet. A coupe SUV that will be produced in Tuscaloosa County will ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:21:00 PM
Three Birmingham companies recognized in PwC report
Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP's Health Research Institute recently came out with a national report that recognizes three birmingham companies for their ability to successfully incorporate innovative technological strategies to their business model. The report, tilted "Digital Accelerators for a New Innovation Era," highlights Atherotech, PharmaPoint and Soluble Therapeutics. The report shows how those companies will be more successful three to five years into the future because they have...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:49:00 PM
Meet the FastTrack 30: Iron Tribe Fitness
In this week's edition, we'll unveil our FastTrack 30 list of Birmingham's fastest-growing companies. Throughout the week, we'll be introducing readers to a few of the firms on the list through short Q&As with their executives. Today, we're looking at Iron Tribe Fitness, a small-group physical training company that is significantly expanding its footprint. Here are a few insights from CEO Forrest Walden about the company and its growth strategy. You'll find more on Iron Tribe Fitness in...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:46:00 PM
Top states for beer: Where does Alabama rank?
Beer drinkers around the country have plenty of reason to celebrate, as the craft-beer industry continues to grow—even in Alabama. Yahoo Food recently compiled a list ranking each U.S. state based on the beer served. Alabama ended up in the top half, ranked No. 22 on the list, despite home brewing only being legal in the state for the last year. Alabama appealed to Yahoo Food because of the Free The Hops movement and one Birmingham brewery continuing to build its national reputation as ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:42:00 PM
Why college football's big spenders may have to spend even more
From locker room upgrades and new stadiums to swelling coaching staffs, the nation's college football powers are in the midst of an ongoing, multimillion-dollar arms race. In fact, expenses for the average Football Bowl Subdivision team increased 48 percent between 2007 and 2012, according to federal data compiled by the Birmingham Business Journal. For the nation's most expensive football programs – you can see the full top 25 list in the gallery on the right – the spike was even more i...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:18:00 PM
College football's most expensive programs
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Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:08:00 PM
BBVA Compass eliminates assistant branch manager positions
BBVA Compass has confirmed another round of job cuts as it tries to improve bank efficiency. This summer, the bank eliminated its assistant branch sales manager position in an effort to “maintain an efficient retail branch network,” it said in a statement to the Birmingham Business Journal. The change resulted in about 240 fewer positions across the bank’s footprint. The bank is also making cuts in its mortgage business. Earlier this year, BBVA Compass said it would cut up to 600 positio...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:47:00 PM
Birmingham contractors among nation's biggest in government contracts
It's no secret that some of Birmingham's construction giants are also some of the nation's giants. Multiple metro contractors consistently show up on lists of the top companies in sectors like healthcare, public construction and international projects. Building Design Construction recently published a list of the top government contractors in America. Though federal, state and local governments are still struggling through the sluggish economy, the publication said, things are beginni...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:27:00 PM
Plenty of parking options near BJCC despite closure under bridges
The Alabama Department of Transportation may be eliminating the 400 parking spaces beneath the Interstate 20/59 bridges by the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, but there are still plenty of parking options for visitors. According to a BJCC parking update, issued by the facility this week, there are roughly 7,642 spaces available in the area surrounding the arena. This number includes areas under the BJCC's control and public parking alternatives adjacent to the facility. In Ju...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:07:00 PM
Steel City Jump Park coming to Crestwood Festival
In four weeks, business will be jumping at Crestwood Festival Center. Construction is underway on a brand new indoor trampoline park that will combine with the services of the Edge Theater. Mark Gold, the shopping center's owner, announced this week a group of investors will open Steel City Jump Park this fall. Kellie Robbins, Trey Robbins, Patrick Hendon, Sheree Hendon, Peter Raidt, (owner of EuroBungy) and Marty Felts have teamed on the multimillion dollar investment. The park wi...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:58:00 PM
Trent, Bolton join Primeaux Cheese & Vino at the Summit
The Summit's wine and cheese centric cafe has a new chef. Primeaux Cheese & Vino has hired Ric Trent as its new executive chef. Trent, a Birmingham native, will take charge of the restaurant's entire menu. “We are excited to welcome Chef Trent to our staff here at Primeaux,” said Paul Primeaux, owner of the cafe. “His knowledge and culinary skills are a perfect fit for the top-notch dining experience we seek to provide at our restaurants, and his expertise and culinary creativity make...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:50:00 AM
Fun College Activities That Every Student Should Do
With a new and independent life in college, students sometimes look for ways to have fun and to be with their new college classmates. There are a lot of great ways to enjoy college life and here are some of these great college activities; Watch a late night movie premier with your friends New movies […]...
Birmingham Weekly at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:48:29 AM
NASA and Boeing make technological breakthrough in Alabama
The Rocket City recently played host to a NASA breakthrough following the successful test of a new rocket fuel tank built by Boeing. The tank tested is constructed out of new composite materials, according to a report from Al.com, which is intended to make the tanks 30 percent lighter and lower cost by 25 percent. To perform the test, engineers used liquid hydrogen to fill the tanks before applying pressure. The size of the tank tested has never sustained the thermal environment of liqu...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:48:00 AM
UAB Medicine hires consultant to review operating expenses
Earlier this summer, employees at UAB Hospital learned that beginning in Jan. 2015 they will no longer receive an annual merit raise. That was one of the hospitals first steps as it seeks to reduce expenses due to an increasingly regulated health care environment, less state-sponsored education funding and a dwindling number of grants from the National Institutes of Health. In an effort to come up with the most efficient solution to cut costs, UAB Medicine has hired Navigant Consultin...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:48:00 AM
Birmingham leads the way in July construction contracts
The state of Alabama took hits on several fronts when it came to contracts for future construction awarded in July, but Birmingham continued to improve its construction base in every category last month. According to data from McGraw Hill Construction, Birmingham saw a 40 percent hike in contracts for nonresidential construction in July, jumping from $25 million in July 2013 to $62 million this year. Residential held steady with a 2 percent increase in awarded contracts with $55 million ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:29:00 AM
Why Birmingham should have stronger ties with Talladega
The work is nearly complete on the $201 million terminal modernization project at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. One of the most interesting aspects of the project was adding amenities that give BHM a stronger connection to the Birmingham community. Those additions include the new “living wall,” designed by a local artist and homegrown establshments like Jim ‘N Nick’s and Good People Brewing Co. But the second phase of the project included an addition we are particula...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:10:00 AM
Survey: Most banks aren’t devoting enough time to technology
Bank boards and senior executives say they are challenged by technology advancements in the banking industry, according to Bank Director’s 2014 Growth Strategy Survey. More than 145 senior executives and independent directors of banks nationwide responded to the survey, which was conducted in June and early July. Respondents are interested in learning more about how technology can improve bank efficiency and their customers’ experience. However, less than one-third say their board discus...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:53:00 AM
Alabama AD Battle on what huge NCAA change means for UA (Video)
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Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:06:00 AM
Gadsden votes to allow Sunday alcohol sales
Voters in Gadsden went to the polls on Tuesday and approved to allow Sunday alcohol sales in the city. The approval rating to allow wet Sundays in Gadsden was substantial, carrying 68 percent of the vote, according to a report from Al.com. Alcohol can now be sold in the city on Sundays, for consumption on and off distribution premises following the decision. The Gadsden City Council approached the local legislative delegation in 2013 about allowing the matter of Sunday alcohol sales to b...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:59:00 AM
Lawsuit filed against Community Health Systems following data breach
Five Alabamians will be taking one hospital chain to court following a data breach that compromised the personal records of nearly 4.5 million people nationwide. Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, which has 11 different locations around the state, said a cyber attack occurred on their computer systems in April and June, according to a report from Al.com. In total, 206 hospitals around the country had data stolen by the breach, including Trinity Medical Center, which is owned by C...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:57:00 AM
Workers' comp benefits on the rise in Alabama
Workers’ compensation benefits rose 5.5 percent in 2012, according to a new report from the National Academy of Social Insurance. Benefits in Alabama totaled $649.7 million in 2012. Despite the bump from the previous year, it was down 4.7 percent since 2008. In 2012, workers’ compensation benefits were 93 cents per $100 of covered payroll, while employer costs, which have declined every year since 2008, were $1.19 per $100 of covered payroll. The number of covered workers in Alabama w...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:05:00 PM
Alabama athletic director Bill Battle on UA athletics, NCAA autonomy (Video)
University of Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle has a unique point of view on some of the top issues facing college athletics today. Prior to serving in his current role, the former defensive end on Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's 1961 national championship Crimson Tide team founded the Collegiate Licensing Co., which was a gamechanger in the world of collegiate merchandise. Today, Battle spoke at a joint meeting of the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs at the Harbert Center, where he touched on l...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:48:00 PM
Alabama AD on what huge NCAA decision means for college sports (Video)
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Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:51:00 PM
What's blocking the path to partner for women at Bham law firms?
Women in the legal profession - both nationally and at the local level - are finding it difficult to advance in their careers. Deborah Alley Smith, managing partner of Christian & Small, said women have made up about 40 percent of law school graduates for decades, but not many become partners and equity partners in law firms. Smith, who has been practicing law for more than 25 years, said the challenges that female attorneys face revolve around two primary issues: work-life balance and a...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:38:00 PM
Verizon set to carry SEC Network
Verizon and the SEC Network have finally reached an agreement to allow the cable provider to carry one of the most sought after channels on the air. The SEC Network will air prior to August 28 on channel 75 and 575, according to a release from Verizon. The agreement will also provide customers with live viewing rights and additional live and on-demand content scheduled for the SEC Network. Additionally, the agreement will allow for a mobile app to be provided to Verizon FiOS customers. T...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:32:00 PM
List: The least and most underemployed college majors
So much emphasis is put toward getting a college degree to be successful in the current economic climate, but what if your college education is not enough? Thousands of students attend major universities each year with the hope of securing a degree and gaining a good job with a livable wage, however, recent data released in a Washington Post repor t shows that several of the most popular courses of study also make up the most underemployed majors. Criminal justice ranked the highest for...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:34:00 PM
Leading an Evolution
Leading an Evolution Coach Bill Clark Challenges the Blazers By Cary Estes • Photo by Steve Wood Among the items on display in the office of new UAB head football coach Bill Clark is a quote given to him by his father, longtime Alabama high school coach Ragan Clark, who had received it from his own father: “What a man learns after he thinks he knows it all is what counts.” Bill Clark says the quote sums up his attitude throughout his nearly 25-year coaching career. “We never a...
UAB Magazine at Friday, August 15, 2014 3:16:29 PM
Liquid Chemistry
The Flavorful Science Behind Beer and Coffee By Clair McLafferty • Illustration by Jessica Huffstutler If you’ve never heard of zymurgy , you aren’t alone. But if you’ve ever tasted a beer, you’ve experienced it: Zymurgy is the science of fermentation. For Tracy Hamilton, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, zymurgy is also a passion—and the topic of lectures he presents around the country for the American Chemical Society (ACS).
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, August 05, 2014 1:17:37 PM
The Buzz About Chikungunya
The Buzz About Chikungunya How the emerging virus arrived in America—and how UAB will help fight it By Charles Buchanan • Illustrations by Ron Gamble and Laura Hannah Don’t blame chickens for chikungunya, the virus making headlines for its spread in the United States in 2014. Rather, its winged carriers include mosquitoes and a far more effective disease distributor: air passengers. At the beginning of August 2014, the 50 states were reporting nearly 400 cases of the disease, ...
UAB Magazine at Monday, August 04, 2014 3:34:32 PM
Magic Words
Magic Words Students Discover Birmingham by Writing About It By Susannah Felts • Photos by Steve Wood The city of Birmingham is an open book for students in one UAB English course. It serves as both subject and setting for their work, which hones their skills for writing about place for different public and academic audiences. And they quickly find that Birmingham’s story has plenty of blank pages for them to fill.
UAB Magazine at Monday, July 21, 2014 11:07:00 AM
Garden of Ideas
Garden of Ideas UAB Becomes a Creative Proving Ground for Sustainability By Charles Buchanan • Photos by Steve Wood and Julie Price • Infographic by Ron Gamble Julie Price, Ph.D., will admit that her mind has been in the gutter lately. She’s figuring out how to funnel the abundant rain that falls upon UAB and repurpose it for watering campus green spaces.       “It doesn’t make sense to spend time and money to clean water for drinking and then throw it out on the lawn,” says Pr...
UAB Magazine at Monday, July 07, 2014 3:30:32 PM
Quiz Show
UAB Game Turns Smartphones Into Teaching Tools for Doctors Story and Video by Matt Windsor • Photo by Steve Wood The day after returning home from a Key West vacation, a 25-year-old man develops malaise, fever, and a headache. The day after that, he comes down with a rash. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis: enterovirus? measles? rubella? dengue? Rocky Mountain spotted fever? After they graduate from medical school, new doctors spend the next several years patr...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:09:52 AM
Building the Car of Tomorrow
Building the Car of Tomorrow Mechatronics and the Future of the Auto Industry By Todd Dills Alabama has become an unlikely leader in the automotive industry, with manufacturing plants from Mercedes, Honda, and Hyundai producing the latest SUVs, minivans, and sedans. Meanwhile, at the UAB School of Engineering, Vladimir Vantsevich, Ph.D., Sc.D., and his students are working on the next generation of vehicles.
UAB Magazine at Thursday, June 12, 2014 3:00:00 AM
The Books of Summer
By Charles Buchanan • Illustrations by Ron Gamble The firecracker-hot days of an Alabama summer provide the perfect encouragement to get lost in the cool, crisp pages of a good book. But with infinite shelves of reading material available, where do you begin? We asked faculty members in UAB’s Department of English for inspiration, and they shared a few of the titles that sparked their passion for literature.
UAB Magazine at Monday, June 02, 2014 9:17:18 AM

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